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Evidence Mounts of Strong Growth in European Real Estate Investment

The latest data comes from international investment consultancy BNP Paribas and shows investment volumes in Europe totalling 37.4 billion Euros in 2011, up 7% compared to 2010...

Tuesday 31 Jan 2012

Investment in European Retail Property Increases

The level of investment in real estate assets in the European retail sector grew in the final quarter of 2011. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) revealed the total amount ploughed into this asset class...

Tuesday 31 Jan 2012

US Commercial Property Investment Up 57% in 2011

Fuelled by exceptional growth in retail property and low-rise apartment investment, American commercial property investment grew 57% year on year in 2011 according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics...

Monday 30 Jan 2012

London Council to spend £9 million on West End Facelift

We have heard a lot about the revitalisation of London's East End for the London 2012 Olympics, but now the government has revealed a plan to spend £9 million on revitalising the West End...

Friday 27 Jan 2012

Demand for European Commercial Property 'Will Remain Strong'

Investors will continue to plough their money into European commercial property over the course of 2012, BNP Paribas Real Estate has predicted. In the firm's At a Glance Main Investment Markets in Western Europe report...

Friday 27 Jan 2012

CEE Commercial Real Estate Investment Performing Strongly

Real estate investment in the Central and Eastern European region has been picking up strongly since about the middle of last year, with several major firms and bodies all recording strong growth in transaction levels. However, according to the latest data...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Signs Picking Up that US Housing Market is on the Bottom

In the last few months several separate sources have put US housing affordability at a 30 year high, and prices were even getting so low as to make buying cheaper than renting...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Opportunities for Investors in London Hotel Market?

Last month, Barclays Corporate predicted the recovery witnessed in London's hotel market during 2011 would continue into 2012, with the third quarter of this year set to be key for the overall performance of the sector. The firm noted strong revenue per available room...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Uncertainty Ahead for European Real Estate

The outlook for European real estate investment in 2012 is one of caution, with concerns over the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone continuing to play on investors' minds. In its most recent report...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

More Misery for the Irish Housing Market

In the spring of 2011, for a very brief period it seemed like the picture for the Irish housing market may finally be improving; that if prices weren't going to stop falling, at least their rate of decline would start to slow...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

Student Returns in London Double - Fall in Other Regions

Recent data on UK student property investment has shown that, while the increase in fees enacted this year has not hampered investor sentiment, it has made investors think more carefully about what and where to invest in...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

UK House Prices Down in January

Household sentiment about the value of properties in the UK slipped in January compared to December, a new survey has revealed. The Knight Frank/Markit January House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) found that around 19 per cent of those questioned believed their home was worth less in January in comparison with the previous month....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

European Commercial Property Markets "Stable"

Commercial property markets across Europe were described as "broadly stable" during the final quarter of 2011 in terms of rents and yields, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) stated. The firm's report revealed prime yields and rents...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

London Real Estate "A Target for Overseas Investors"

An increasing number of overseas investors are entering the London property market, with Savills recently reporting that 55 per cent of all transactions for central London real estate in 2011 were concluded by international buyers....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

Threat of Recession Weighs on UK Property Market

A marginal decline of capital value growth in the UK's commercial property sector was recorded in December, new figures show. The IPD Monthly Index revealed the rate of appreciation of such real estate assets slid by...

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

London Student Property 'A Lucrative Investment'

The returns generated by London student property investments almost doubled in 2011, compared to the previous year. This is according to Knight Frank, which revealed a lack of supply in the real estate sector, coupled with strong demand, has helped push this assets class forward....

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Falling Demand to Hit UK Commercial Property Sector

A decrease in tenant demand for commercial real estate will have a marked impact on the sector over the course of 2012. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Investment in Global Commercial Property 'Resilient'

The volume of investment entering global commercial property markets during 2011 was higher than in 2010, new research has found. Preliminary figures from the Jones Lang LaSalle Global Capital Flows report revealed USD 400 billion...

Monday 16 Jan 2012

Institutional Investors Buying Debt to Bag Apartment Complexes

The US apartment sector is known to be outperforming on the US commercial scene, even after the recent pick-up across all sectors is taken into consideration...

Friday 13 Jan 2012

"Healthy Returns" Recorded for UK Commercial Property

Those with commercial property investments in the UK have experienced "relatively healthy" returns during 2011, it has been asserted...

Friday 13 Jan 2012

CBRE Reports a Strong Start to 2012 for US Commercial Real Estate

At the tail end of last year the team at CB Richard Ellis Econometrics Advisors released a mini-report titled We'll Have to Muddle Through Somehow, in which they gave a prediction that 2012 would be "slightly better" than 2011...

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Positive Outlook for Prime Central London Property

Predictions for the year ahead in the prime central London property market are upbeat, which may encourage an increasing number of people to make a real estate investment in the city...

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Prime London Property Prices Up 40% Since March 2009

The UK housing market is either stagnating, falling slowly or growing very slowly depending on which index you pay attention to, with one exception. London...

Wednesday 11 Jan 2012

Global Hotel Investment to Remain Stable in 2012

The latest Hotel Investment Outlook report from Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that, despite the continued uncertainty in the global economy, investment volumes in hotels will "hold steady"...

Wednesday 11 Jan 2012

CBRE Reports 120% Plus Growth in Student Housing Investment

CB Richard Ellis has just released its latest report into UK student housing investment, and it makes for very positive reading indeed. According to the data investment in student housing has increased by more than 120% in the last year...

Tuesday 10 Jan 2012

UK Commercial Property 'Likely to be Stable in 2012'

The UK's commercial real estate market has reached a kind of plateau, with little change expected in capital values or yields over the coming months, it has been claimed...

Tuesday 10 Jan 2012

Confidence in London Commercial Property Drops

The London commercial property market is experiencing its lowest level of confidence in two years, according to a new study...

Monday 09 Jan 2012

City Councils Aiding Landlords in Regeneration of Regional Property

Local governments in the UK have started funding landlords to repair any derelict or rundown properties they may have in their portfolio...

Monday 09 Jan 2012

Doubt Poisons China’s Well of Prosperity

Reading the latest round of reports, predictions and surveys on property in China and Hong Kong does not leave one feeling very hopeful about investment prospects in what were, until recently top dogs of the Asian and global property world.

Monday 09 Jan 2012

US REITs to go on Buying Spree in 2012

US REITs are all set to go on a buying spree in 2012 according to experts. Data from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts shows that REITs raised a record amount of equity in 2011...

Friday 06 Jan 2012